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ctowne

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Ed just posted a wonderful batcar and inspired me to post mine - I am a superhero junkie and envision many versions of this versatile fun sturdy car.   It is a fine line with the whole copy write stuff.  Not sure how to manage that aspect but these are fun for me.  

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Ctowne,

Nice set, I like the way you did the wheels and adding head light. Did u add tail lights to the wonderwoman car??
Did you find a plan for the wonder car? or is it your own design? I would like to make it for my grand daughter. Also did u use a stencil for the star's?

paint job looks nice and smooth (spray or hand painted)

thanks for sharing

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Hi Ed- Thanks for your comments. 

I used the 1/4" hole plugs for headlights and no tail lights.   I put double sided tape on a piece of thick paper or cardboard, put on a bunch of hole plugs and paint those very easily.  I like to use axle pegs.  Just a personal preference and those are also easy to paint. just stand a bunch of them up in a pegboard or Styrofoam.  

I went to Micheals hobby store and found a 1/2" size star punch (like a hole punch) and used that to make my stars.  I got some plain white label paper and punched away.  It was a little difficult to peel off the back of the non stick paper.  So make some extras. 

I now just hand paint everything.  my schedule and weather issues are so erratic that I had to come up with a constant method so my products will look consistant.   I can paint in the middle of the night or in the pouring rain and my cars/trucks will all have the same look.
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Sweet! What size is it? It looks like 1" diameter wheels with 1/2" and 3/4" materials. Overall length appears to be approximately 4-1/2". Am I right?
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John - your guesses are good 1"wheel, sides are 1/2" pieces, center is 2 - 3/4" pieces, it is 6" long.  Fits very nice in a childs hand, very sturdy and a steering wheel can be added for extra detail.   
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Cindy (ctowne)
Loved seeing you batcar and batgirl car, very imaginative.
Great idea about using a star punch.
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nice work there i like the blue and red one 
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